Jonesport Postal History
Washington County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 14 February 2020)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the town of Jonesport include:
Jonesport
Monsapec
Sealand
West Jonesport
West Jonesport Rur. Sta. Jonesport



Jonesport


1835 July 5:
   Jonesport post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1844 January 30:
   Jonesport post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1858 March 15:
   Jonesport post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1860 June 11:
   Jonesport post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1862 October 30:
   Jonesport post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1913 December 30 through 1914 March 8:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
         

1927 August 22 through 1932 September 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter. Note that as late as September 1932, the year was upside down (see lower right image).
         

date?:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1939 September 18 through 1939 December 11:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
         

1949 February 5 through 1950 July 10:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Jonesport post office is still in operation.


West Jonesport


1887 February 19:
   West Jonesport post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1918 December 23 through 1923 February 21:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
         

1923 December 22 through 1925 July 7:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1950 March 24:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1963 February 4:
   West Jonesport post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)